Exams papers done

PRINTING of the exam papers has already been completed this week and distribution is now underway. Acting Permanent Secretary James Bosamata confirmed on Tuesday. “Pacific Printers and Provincial Press have completed printing the 16 subjects.” As such, education authorities will distribute the examination booklets to schools later this week and over the weekend. “The papers…

OWNERS CLAIM BECHE-DE-MER

·       Court orders seized beche-de-mers to be released to claimants ·       Claimants shall be entitled to process the said sea cucumber and prepare the same for export ·       But claimants shall not be permitted to export the said sea cucumber save by the further order of the court By AATAI JOHN A HIGH Court judge…

Maelanga: We lost confidence in PM

The Member of Parliament for East Malaita Manasseh Maelanga says the mass resignation of Ministers and Backbenchers from the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) was promoted by severe lack of confidence in the leadership of the Prime Minister. Mr Maelanga resigned as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs last weekend along with…

ESCAPEES RECAPTURED

Police have recaptured two of the remand escapees yesterday and are now in police custody. A statement from the Police Media Unit on Monday confirmed the recapture of Frank Firimolea and Eric Nathaniel Junior. Both men were recaptured at different locations and time yesterday, the police statement revealed. Erick Nathaniel Junior (Jnr) was recaptured early…

SOGAVARE FACES NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare faces a motion of no-confidence when Parliament resumes next Monday. The National Parliament Office confirmed that the Speaker of National Parliament Ajilon Nasiu received a motion of no-confidence notice from the Leader of the Independent Group Dr Derek Sikua on Sunday and was put on notice the same day. A statement…

SI backs Taiwan

Solomon Islands has again pledged unwavering solidarity with the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in its noble quest for participation in the United Nations (UN) system and its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “We are together on this mission.  How could we not?  The UN is about people and it’s 2030…

Govt cautions Renbel divers

RENBEL entrepreneurs planning to dive the Indispensable reef for sea cucumbers are being told to apply for a permit license from the government through the Ministry of Fisheries. Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries Ferral Lasi in an interview last week said that diving beche-de-mer at Renbel’s vast Indispensable reef requires a license.…

‘MOVES TO HALT BILL’

THE Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet says the real reason behind the mass resignation of Government Ministers is an attempt to halt the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) from getting into Parliament. This follows the resignation of nine Government Ministers and nine Backbenchers over the weekend. They claimed their reason for leaving was having lack…

Miss Chan snatches Miss Solomon Islands crown

The new Miss Solomon Islands was crowned last Saturday night and she is Emily Chan. Miss Chan snatched the crown from six other contestants in a ceremony staged at the Coral Sea Resort in Honiara. The six others included Miss Samlinsan Mowisha Angiki, Miss SINU Hephzibah Karibule, Miss Guadalcanal Gladys Vasuni, Miss Malaita Greimie Ezra,…